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Synonyms for brusqueness

an abrupt discourteous manner

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Besides brusqueness, he is a diehard goal-getter who, when prodded with a made up mind that has resolved to hold on to sound logic, cannot be restrained by anyone.
The call ends without a hint of brusqueness and the ever-amenable policeman's son bounces from his chair, cap conspicuously jaunty rather than resignedly floppy, and prepares for the next stage of the media interrogation.
He offers a nervous laugh and turns with brusqueness, bumps into the night table.
He is famous for his brilliant one-liners, his brusqueness, his liberalism, his role as a partisan attack dog, his effectiveness in getting legislation passed--and for being the first sitting member of Congress to come out voluntarily as gay and to get married to another man while in office.
th] anniversary issue: letting go of the street-savvy brusqueness he essays so well on the screen to play his part as the next big shooting star of Bollywood.
But the mood soon switched to ominous, the brusqueness of the violins giving the work a sense of urgency that suited the symphony's eventual purpose as a celebration of the allied victory in World War II.
The other side of the medal a the absence of flashy brusqueness that seems to attract large masses of Bulgarian voters.
The emperor--said the Pope--"addresses his interlocutor with a startling brusqueness, a brusqueness which leaves us astounded, on the central question about the relationship between religion and violence in general, saying: 'Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached.
His brusqueness and tendency to seem aloof, though couching shyness and genuine warmth, can seem haughty.
There's a lack of sensitivity to individuals' emotional states when undergoing this public violation," she adds, citing the dismissive brusqueness of the procedure.
Fatima comes to understand that Marvita's brusqueness is due to her growing up in the Bronx, warding off lascivious relatives as well as violent peers.
Maybe being British we are used to politeness, your ego is slightly dented at first with his brusqueness.
Surely the unique combination of brusqueness and celerity that characterizes Rosen's treatments of Strauss gives them warrant.
Yet despite the brusqueness of form and materials, this is an intensely sociable building.
He had a reputation for brusqueness that flowed from his vision of what a play or a role or a scene should be, and his demand that students live up to that vision.